Thousands of people are now following the Ohio Department of Transportation on Twitter.
It set up an account last year for drivers in six major cities, including Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron, Toledo, and Dayton. It allows drivers to see road closures, accidents, and detours in 140 written characters or less.
"We're trying to become more competitive with using social networking to let motorists know. Social media is just a quicker means of allowing us to communicate...
The Ohio Department of Transportation held a meeting today to gain feedback from community stakeholders.
Across the state, ODOT is holding "Roundtable discussions" to gauge what members of the community think about Ohio's transportation systems. Tuesday, District Five held their meeting where representatives from Muskingum, Perry, Guernsey and Coshocton counties met to talk about transportation ideas that would warrant economic growth.
This morning's tragic hit and run accident in Columbus is raising awareness about the issue of construction zone safety.
The Ohio Department of Transportation has created several new programs to help keep motorists and workers safe.
David Rose, ODOT's Public Information Officer said, "well for ODOT as everyone knows, safety is our top priority, and always has been, especially this year, this year represents the states largest program in it's history, we're currently...
Construction in Licking County is going to impact some drivers' commutes.
A $2.1 million project starts tomorrow in Newark. Crews will focus their efforts on the State Route 16 and 21st Street Interchange. The Ohio Department of Transportation says to accommodate traffic, it will be widening the east and westbound ramps and making adjustments to the 21st Street turning lane. The project will last through the end of November.
ODOT says it's looking to improve safety on the State...
As you head to your destinations during this holiday weekend, you should be aware of some orange objects you may encounter on the roadways.
While road work has been suspended through Monday to celebrate the Fourth of July, the Ohio Department of Transportation says construction barriers will remain in place. It's asking drivers to reduce speed, watch for narrowing lanes, and avoid lane shifting in these areas.
9 people died this time last year in accidents and more than 550...
The Ohio Department of Transportation is celebrating a milestone.
It has spent $2,000,000,000 during the 2010 state fiscal year on a variety of projects that span all forms of transportation.
More than 800 projects were awarded some of that funding, and ODOT was able to assist local transportation partners with about $500,000 for an additional 346 projects. One of those projects is taking place right here in Zanesville. Crews plans to pave a portion of Interstate 70 for a project...
Perry County will see some road construction this Tuesday.
ODOT says crews will work to fix a culvert on State Route 668, near mile marker 2. The road will close just south of Junction City. The project is expected to be completed this Friday, weather permitting.
There are nearly three thousand combined miles of designated bike lanes and paths across the state.
Since 1992, ODOT has put $100,000,000 into these bike and pedestrian routes.
"The Ohio Department of Transportation is not just roads. It is bridges. It is airports. It is bikeways. It is motorcycles. There's all modes of transportation we're trying to work with our local partners and the local engineers to improve the alternative modes of transportation, " says Public...